UB Launches Grant to Provide Funding to Brownsville Small Businesses

United for Brownsville has created a $50,000 grant targeted at providing relief to essential small businesses  that serve young children in Brownsville 

Brooklyn, NY — United for Brownsville, a program of SCO Family of Services in partnership with Community Solutions, has launched the United for Brownsville Small Business Relief Grant. This grant will be distributed by the  Family Advisory Board (FAB) of United for Brownsville, targeting the preservation of crucial small businesses, such as child care facilities and daycare centers. Any small business serving families with young families is strongly encouraged to apply.

Small businesses are a vital source of strength for many communities, including Brownsville. They address communities’ particular needs in ways most responsive to residents by bringing the goods, services, jobs, and capital. These small businesses have been especially hard-hit by the economic crisis accompanying the COVID-19 pandemic.

Aligning with UB’s mission, the application requires small businesses to demonstrate they are vital to the community and have a focus on serving families with young children.  This focus helps highlight the impact of the pandemic on businesses such as home-based daycares, which are small businesses that were forced to close during the beginning and height of the pandemic.

The Family Advisory Board (FAB), comprised of Brownsville mothers, fathers, and grandparents, will review the applications and select one grant winner to receive $50,000. Considered criteria include business location, community impact, and financial need. Any small business serving families with young children in Brownsville or areas immediately adjacent to Brownsville is strongly encouraged to submit an application no later than Sunday, May 2, 2021.

Businesses and organizations that are interested in applying should visit unitedforbrownsville.grantplatform.com for more information.

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About United for Brownsville

UB is a collaborative of families and professionals who are improving the early childhood system in Brownsville, Brooklyn. Our local stakeholders plan and incubate innovative solutions to problems around essential health, educational, and social services for young children. We take an equity approach to our work and will know we are successful when all infants and toddlers in Brownsville are prepared to lift off for a lifetime of success. For more information, please visit www.unitedforbrownsville.org

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